Hollow City

Hollow City

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.Complete with dozens of newly discovered (a...

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Title:Hollow City
Author:Ransom Riggs
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Edition Language:English

Hollow City Reviews

  • Jon

    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is one of my all-time favorite books and I've been waiting to read Hollow City for ages! As soon as I received Hollow City, I began to devour this strange book and I believe Hollow City is even better than Mrs. P's. Hollow City does an excellent job of creating a captivating, magical world and accompanying the plot with finely selected vintage photos.

    The photographs in Hollow City are just as bizarre and out

    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is one of my all-time favorite books and I've been waiting to read Hollow City for ages! As soon as I received Hollow City, I began to devour this strange book and I believe Hollow City is even better than Mrs. P's. Hollow City does an excellent job of creating a captivating, magical world and accompanying the plot with finely selected vintage photos.

    The photographs in Hollow City are just as bizarre and outlandish as the ones in the first book. I love the way the photos tie into the story and how each photo seems to tell a story of it's own. Each photo provides readers with a visual treat and I feel like reading Hollow City in a physical book is an extraordinary experience. I'm not diminishing audiobooks and ebooks at all, but there's something beautiful and raw about seeing the photographs on a page and not a screen.

    It was exciting to see the world outside of Cairnholm (Miss P's island) and to read about the Peculiar children who are traveling to London. The first novel in the series had a very closed environment to it and it was amazing to see the expanded world of the Peculiars. The world-building in Hollow City is thorough and readers will be brought to new loops where there are peculiar animals and other unexpected creatures (for lack of a better term). I loved visiting so many varied locations and reading about the distinct Peculiar locals.

    I loved learning more about the Peculiar children in Hollow City and character development is one of Riggs's strongest suits. It was interesting to see Olive, Hugh, and Emma's characters explored further and to see what effects the loop had on them. To live the same moments all over again for so many years is truly a horrifying thing and in some ways, the children are adults trapped in childrens' bodies. The way Emma took charge of the group, when all her life she was cared for by Mrs. P, was truly impressive. I love both Emma and Jacob, but still I don't get their relationship and it feels out of place and extremely unnecessary in this series.

    Hollow City is incredibly fast-paced with an interesting story that fans of Mrs. Peregrine's will absolutely love. With plenty of unexpected twists, Hollow City is quite frankly one of the best sequels I've read to date and it definitely surpasses it's predecessor. Ransom Riggs is at his best in Hollow City and his cinematic prose will provide readers with a story unlike any other. When Hollow City came to its satisfying conclusion, I had an urge to reread the book and relive the strangely magically novel all over again. I know I'll be rereading this in the near future as I wait for the 3rd Miss Peregrine's novel to be released.

    Hollow City is a wonderful sequel that is an absolute must read and it's truly upsetting how there's only one more book left in this series. Hollow City is a much faster-paced book than it's predecessor in terms of plot and character development. Riggs is an amazing author and frankly I'd read anything this man writes. Excuse me, while I wait for the 3rd and final book in this series...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    HOLY CRAP. I CAN'T EVEN. I'll write my thoughts when I'm able to GATHER my thoughts, but know that I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH.

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    I'm so happy that I decided to reread this! I forgot how crazy that ending was. :o I THINK I'M READY FOR LIBRARY OF SOULS NOW... I THINK. MAYBE NOT, BUT IT'S COMING WHETHER I'M READY OR NOT.

  • Mohammed Arabey

    Are you still into the creepy vintage photos?

    Tim Burton only concluded the whole series in an ending that's even worse than Book One's, it almost made me ditch Book Two.

    I'm glad I didn't, unexpectedly loved it,

    Are you still into the creepy vintage photos?

    Tim Burton only concluded the whole series in an ending that's even worse than Book One's, it almost made me ditch Book Two.

    I'm glad I didn't, unexpectedly loved it,

    Let me put it this way, no spoiler at all,

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    And don't forget the constant watchers...

    -The horrible wights experiments on Peculiars for example reminded me much of the Nazi scientific ones on people for the welfare of Aryan race only-

    There's a real good development here about the characters and motivations.

    So let's see;

    Mohammed Arabey

    from 20 October 2016

    To 25 October 2016

  • Laura

    January 2014?

  • Kat O'Keeffe

    More like 4.5 stars. Really enjoyed this book, just not quite as much as the first one! Loving the series overall so far, and can't wait for book 3 this fall!

  • Christine Riccio

    4.4 STARS! Really enjoyed Hollow City - here's my booktalk

    =D

  • Ferdy

    Disappointing. The plot was uninteresting, the characters were unremarkable, and the romance was lame.

    -Summary: Miss Peregine's school and the time loop she created destroyed by hollows/wights/the bad guys, the peculiars/students on the run, Miss Peregine poisoned and not able to fix the loop and protect her kids, Jacob and the other peculiars have to avoid the bad guys and find another headteacher to help Miss Peregine get back to normal.

    -The majority of

    was dull, there was

    Disappointing. The plot was uninteresting, the characters were unremarkable, and the romance was lame.

    -Summary: Miss Peregine's school and the time loop she created destroyed by hollows/wights/the bad guys, the peculiars/students on the run, Miss Peregine poisoned and not able to fix the loop and protect her kids, Jacob and the other peculiars have to avoid the bad guys and find another headteacher to help Miss Peregine get back to normal.

    -The majority of

    was dull, there was too much repetitiveness and everything seemed contrived. All Jacob, Emma, and the other Peculiars did was run from one place to another… They occasionally happened to bump into other peculiars who helped them, and every few chapters the wights/hollows caught up to them and they had to fight them. It was the same boring thing over and over again.

    -Jacob was a lot more likeable in this one, he was so whiny and spoilt in the first book. Even though he wasn't as insufferable he was still a blah character.

    -It was dumb how the peculiars hardly ever used their powers to fight the wights/hollows, they only used them at the very last minute.

    -I enjoyed the peculiar tales with the giant and the pigeon, they were better than the actual story.

    -I didn't buy Jacob and co constantly running into other peculiars. Weren't peculiars meant to be rare? It seemed like everyone the gang came across was either a bad guy or one of them. If the peculiars were a dying breed then I doubt they'd be so many of them running around.

    -Most of the characters were flat, they only seemed to have a one or two defining facets to their personality. Emma was brave and assertive, Bronwyn was motherly, Jacob was the reluctant hero, Enoch was irritable and mean, and Horace dressed like a gentleman and acted like a coward. There was very little depth and complexity to the MC's.

    -Jacob and Emma's romance was lame, everything between them was superficial and unconvincing.

    -I rolled my eyes at Jacob and co getting all pissed and outraged when they found an adult peculiar to take charge and were then dismissed and told they no longer needed to do anything. They didn't like being told the adults would take over and that since they were children they could do nothing. They wanted to help and acted all annoyed at not being able to. But a couple of pages later when they were asked to join the peculiar army and fight hollows, they were all 'Oh noes! We don't want to do anything, it's not out job to save everyone!' - WTF?! Their fickleness and contrary nature was annoying and made no sense.

    -The twist at the end was pretty good, I wasn't expecting Caul to turn out to be the bird they thought was Miss Peregine.

    -The pictures and how they were incorporated in the story was the best part of the book, they were the only element that made

    stand out from every other generic YA series.

    All in all, I wasn't overly impressed, there were only a couple of things that were done well.

  • Ivana

    what is it with you people and rating books that arent even PUBLISHED??!!! COME ON!!

    what is it with you people and rating books that aren´t even PUBLISHED??!!! COME ON!!

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